If you are really keen on showing your vegetables, or even on just how well your vegetables performed on any given season, then get yourself a diary. It could prove to be the difference between winning the red card and being an also ran. Never forget, dates are important, the weather is important and the special mixes you make are important, write them all down at the end of the day. Use your diary properly, don’t just make sweeping statements such as �sowed my carrots today’ Next year, when you look back you’ll see this and wonder, �did I sow my long carrots � or were they the short, what sort of mix was it � was the weather mild etc. No detail is too small to go in the diary.